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Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 6

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Inventory Number Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 6
Publication Number Mémoires 35 no. 006
Current Location Paris, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 4 3 1907 and
Finder (= First Purchaser) Clermont-Ganneau, Charles
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds


Object Type ostracon
Range of Preservation complete
Mounting (unknown)
Comments on Object Mesurements and remarks from publication. Lozachmeur: cv:7.5YR7/2 and 10YR7/3-4; cc:5YR6/6 and 7/4; edge 5YR7/6.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave (inside)
Text-Localization, Addendum cc perpendicular.
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
Script, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Language, Primary Aramaic, Imperial
Comments on Handwriting Lozachmeur hand Ia.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+7


Text Content

Modern Title Inscription on Sherd
Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | letter
Summary of Content Fragmentary missive.
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Woman Man
Comment on Gender Lozachmeur warns against reading this as evidence of polygamy (Mémoires 35, p. 180). Note
Religion unknown



Transcription Translation Pictures
1Mémoires 35: 1. [...]אלה [...] 2. [...]אהוה ע[ל...] 3. [...]◦ נשהי לה [...]
x+1 לה
x+2 אהוה על
x+3 נש הי לה

1 Mémoires 35: 1. [...]אלה [...] 2. [...]אהוה ע[ל...] 3. [...]◦ נשהי לה [...]
x+1[...]◦ to him/her[...]
x+2[...] I shall be on [...]
x+3[...]◦ a women (?), she belongs to him/her[...]1So too Lemaire, "Review," 179.

1 So too Lemaire, "Review," 179.
Places (read out from edition)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
27th dynasty ;







DatasetID 312890
last Change 29.07.2022
Author James D. Moore (collated from picture and reedited)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 312890 (= Ostr. Paris, AIBL CIS, Clermont-Ganneau no. 6), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: James D. Moore (collated from picture and reedited).